Dreamstate is proud to present Subculture USA with John O'Callaghan, Bryan Kearney, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Kristina Sky, Sneijder, and Will Atkinson at The Belasco Theater Saturday, July 1!
John O'Callaghan is an artist, producer, DJ and an internationally respected name in the world of Electronic music. O’Callaghan or 'JOC' as his army of fans have dubbed him, has long pushed the boundaries of musical genres in ways that have earned him a stellar reputation across the dance music industry. From the ambient progressive tones of the ‘Henrik Zuberstein’ guise to the techno wedged into his ‘Joint Operations Centre’ productions. He always showcases true diversity in his sound, and has emerged as a leader of the trance movement. In the past few years he has encapsulated the true artistry of uplifting melodic trance music resulting in smash hit remixes on the crème de la crème of the finest Electronic music labels around such as: Armada, Black Hole, Vandit, Garuda and of course his heavy hitting originals on his widely respected Subculture record label. John O’Callaghan has long been responsible for taking vocal records and transforming them into extraordinary Trance Classics. This was evident when his remix of Gareth Emery’s ‘Concrete Angel’ hit Number One in the download charts, and the original was voted ‘tune of the year’ by millions of fans on Armin Van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance’ radio show. An artist that is responsible for creating some of the defining sounds and biggest vocal tracks of recent times, John O’Callaghan has also retained unprecedented levels of credibility within the underground scene. With three studio albums and a discography littered with some of the most iconic Trance records of the recent era, such as: ‘Big Sky’, ‘Find Yourself’, ‘One Special Particle; and ‘Exactly’.
While many of the tenants of trance have recently waved the white flag in exchange for top-dollar, big-room business, John O’Callaghan has always stuck to his guns. An innovator by its very definition, the Irishman is untouchable due to his unwavering commitment to keeping the genre free from the pollutions of pandering to the masses. Tech and uplifting are his specialty, with a slew of pseudonyms at his disposal to ensure he always has a side option to spice up his discog. Either through his scene-defining sets or the sign-offs on his Subculture imprint, you can always count on JOC to push trance towards the promised land.
A DJ of almost 15 years’ experience. A dedicated and driven individual with a relentless passion for all things energetic. A talented technician who has continued to climb through the ranks of global dance music to truly establish himself amongst the DJing elite.
Over the years, Bryan has honed his DJing skills by taking his experiences from the dancefloor into the DJ box. His current demand is at an all-time high; this is evident from the diversity in location of his appearances. He has performed at massive events such as Electronic Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, Stereosonic, Cream Ibiza and many more. He has toured extensively all over the globe in countries such as the US, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Egypt, India, all over Europe and beyond.
He is also a highly regarded producer and owner of one of the most respected labels in dance music, Kearnage Recordings. His diversity as a producer has seen him release tracks on labels such as Spinnin’, Armada, Garuda, Subculture, FSOE and Vandit, as well as remixing for artists such as Armin van Buuren, Aly & Fila, John O’Callaghan, Gareth Emery and many more.
An artist with an ever-increasing global fanbase with a career that continues to thrive on a daily basis and powered by a desire to do it all in the right way.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Bryan Kearney.
Characterizing trance music’s energy in both approach and output, Italy’s Giuseppe Ottaviani has long been recognized as one of the genre’s most respected and prolific merchants. From his earliest studio work (as the engine behind esteemed group NU NRG), through to his latter-day output under his own name, he has established himself as a benchmark for preeminent trance. Over the last decade his trailblazing Giuseppe Ottaviani Live! and Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 2.0 evolutions have redefined what a DJ does. In doing so, he’s put countless hands in the air and feet on the floor at some of the world’s best-known electronic music festivals, Tomorrowland, Dreamstate, EDC UK, Transmission, ASOT and the FSOE shows being just some of them. Exclusively feeding these performances is a litany of club hits and remixes, of which ‘Ready’, ‘Angel’, ‘Linking People’, ‘Through Your Eyes’ and ‘No More Alone’ represent but a few. Giuseppe’s remains both contemporary and omnipresent in the scene with of-late solo productions like ‘Lost For Words’, the Beatport #1‘Crossing Lights’ ‘Lean On Me’ & ‘No One Like You’ and most recently ‘Slow Emotion’, ‘Brightheart’ & ‘Aurora’ continuing to win trance hearts and minds. In early autumn of 2016, Ottaviani released his third album, the critically applauded, ‘ALMA’, of which MIXMAG said was “everything you could ever want from a trance album”.
With records out on Armin Van Buuren’s Armada, Paul Van Dyk’s Vandit and U.S. mega-label Ultra, while holding a coveted residency with West Coast power-house promoter Giant, it’s easy to see why Kristina Sky is one of America’s brightest rising stars. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she’s been DJing to thousands of enthusiastic clubbers since 2002, coast-to-coast in the U.S. and around the world—from China to the Philippines, Ecuador to Guatemala and Canada to Costa Rica.
Handpicked to play Armin’s ASOT550 in the Netherlands, Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival and North America’s biggest music festival, Coachella—sharing the stage with legendary acts like Madonna and Daft Punk—Kristina is undoubtedly one of America’s most beloved EDM ambassadors. Her live set recordings, guest mixes and popular radio show, TRANCELATE, generate tremendous support from her ever-growing fanbase—broadcasting worldwide via satellite, FM and the internet.
It’s really no wonder that Kristina’s uber-dedicated fans have voted her into the highly regarded Tranceaddict Top 250 DJ Poll for six consecutive years (#74 in 2012) and have kept her in the top ranks for trance and progressive on The DJ List eight years running! Her DJ sets are unforgettable and energetic journeys through the best of dance music and her production sound ranges from warm and groovy progressive-house to emotional, melodic and bangin’ trance. Playing alongside many of the world’s top DJs, while also gaining their support on her tracks, it’s only natural that she has made quite a name for herself in the global dance scene.
If you haven’t had a chance to experience one of Kristina’s live sets yet, anyone who has will tell you that you’re missing out. Her passion and love for the music is undeniable and her ultimate goal is clear—to rock you out on that dancefloor, leave you with a memorable soundtrack of the night and keep you coming back for more!
Some of the artists KSky has shared the stage with: Madonna, Armin van Buuren,Ferry Corsten, BT, Markus Schulz, Paul Oakenfold, Sander van Doorn, ATB, Above & Beyond, Gabriel & Dresden, Marcus Schossow, Gareth Emery, Andy Moor, Blank & Jones, Menno de Jong, Solarstone, Max Graham, Dash Berlin, Cosmic Gate, Tritonal, Thomas Bronzwaer, Johan Gielen, Richard Durand, Kyau & Albert, 4 Strings, Ronski Speed, Mark Norman, Motorcycle, Rank-1, Morgan Page, Dave Dresden, Filo & Peri, Bobina, Judge Jules, Beltek, Glenn Morrison, Darude, Christopher Lawrence, John 00’ Fleming, Stoneface & Terminal, Aly & Fila, Infected Mushroom, Fleming & Lawrence, The Thrillseekers, Sean Tyas, Simon Patterson, David West, Soha, Bissen, UMEK, 7Skies, JES, Audrey Gallagher, Jan Johnston, Betsie Larkin, Lisa Lashes, Emma Hewitt, Nu-Nrg, Second Sun, Ian Van Dahl, Lange, Leon Bolier, Phynn, Hydroid, Kenneth Thomas, Blake Jarrell, Daniel Wanrooy, Lasgo, Talla 2XLC, DJ Sammy, Shawn Mitiska, Matt Cerf, Jaren, Doc Martin, DJ Irene, D:fuse, Micro, Steve Duda, Caffeine, Donald Glaude, Taylor, Peter Hook (New Order)
While others are restrained by genre association Will Atkinson runs free, refusing to conform or be pigeon holed. Is he tech, trance, techno, electronica, progressive, experimental.....? He is all of them – and so much more.
And it’s this ambidextrous talent that has been the driving force behind Will’s vast appeal and subsequent ever-growing army of passionate fans the world over. The video for his recent single “Pat Butcher” (Beatport number 1 for 3 weeks) generated 1.6 million views in 48 hours – so to say this exciting young uber talent is on fire right now, would be something of an understatement.
Will Atkinson is an entity that congers up futuristic soundscapes for the jilted generation. Responsible for over 100 BBC Radio 1 airplays and 6 Beatport number 1s the kid that began mixing records at the age of 7 has certainly come of age.
It’s no wonder therefore that with this level of hype that the BBC have now asked Will to join their illustrious Radio 1 line up, as one of their new residents presenting a series of monthly shows that kick off in July of this year.
Will’s discography is quite simply a long list of hit records. “Pat Butcher”, “Victims”, “Numb The Pain”, “Subconscious”, “Mesmerize” (ft Rowetta from The Happy Mondays), “The Gamer Changer”, “Fresh Meat”....... all genre defining, chart topping, iconic titles that set the bar uncomfortably high for Will’s peers to try and follow.
Having released on all of the scene’s coolest labels including Subculture, Kearnage, FSOE, Spinnin’, Armada, Perfecto Fluoro and Vandit - the demand for Will’s production skills is truly rampant.
His tour schedule reads like a catalogue of the coolest festivals and clubs in the world with a residency at Cream Ibiza 2016 and regular peak time slots at EDC Vegas, EDC Mexico, Dreamstate all over the US, Beyond Wonderland, Creamfields, Luminosity, BAT Buenos Aires, Subculture Australia, Earthcore, ASOT and many more.
Today Will joins the elite VII collective to launch a brand new record label that promises to push the boundaries of cutting edge electronic insanity. His monthly Mainline Radio show is fast becoming a soundcloud sensation with tens of thousands of loyal listeners tuning in each month to hear what’s hot in Will’s world.....
At long last a new headliner of genuine substance and quality is born.